Josh Donaldson enters this spring as the Oakland A's starting third baseman. But does he have…
Donaldson Turning A Corner
Opportunities in the major leagues are few and far between. Last June 21st, it appeared that Josh Donaldson's opportunity may have passed him by. At the start of spring training last year, Donaldson was expected to battle with Anthony Recker and Landon Powell to be the A's back-up catcher. But when incumbent starting third baseman Scott Sizemore went down with a torn ACL on the first day of spring drills, Donaldson was suddenly the front-runner to take Sizemore's place. Although Donaldson had been primarily a catcher during his minor league career, playing third base wasn't completely foreign to the Auburn alum. He had been a third baseman when he first arrived in college, making the switch to behind the plate before his junior season. Donaldson also played a handful of games at third in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Still, going into the 2011 season, Donaldson's future appeared still very much tied to the catcher position. The wear-and-tear of the position was starting to impact Donaldson...
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